Holocene epoch


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Holocene epoch

The second (present) part of the Quaternary period: 10,000 to the present.
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Noun1.Holocene epoch - approximately the last 10,000 years
Age of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary period - last 2 million years
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That would place the remains right at the beginning of the Holocene epoch, which is the current geological era.
If eventually approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy--the gatekeepers of geologic time--and the Executive Committee of the International Union of Geological Sciences, the Anthropocene would cut short the Holocene Epoch, which has reigned since the end of the last glacial period around 11,700 years ago.
The climate in the Holocene epoch (the past 10,000 years) has been relatively stable.
Until recently, everybody agreed that we live in the Holocene epoch of the Quaternary period, which in turn is part of the 65-million-year old Cenozoic era, the most recent phase of the 540-million-year Phanerozoic aeon.
AS THE HUMAN IMPACT on Earth "cut to the very bone" of deep time, as some have claimed, effectively ending the Holocene Epoch and ushering in what should be called the Anthropocene?
To date, all human culture--our written history, our massive population growth, and the movement toward urban life--has been contained within the Holocene Epoch (c.